The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies at multiple sites in Kenya including Nairobi, Kilifi, Kisumu and Kisii.

The KEMRI/UW study projects seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position:

1. Data Manager (DM)

The Data Manager will assist the data co-coordinator and the project managers to supervise and manage all data entry staff and field workers as related to data collection and management issues.

S/he will perform data quality checks and resolve any issues that arise, communicate with the laboratory staff as related to lab data, field staff and clinicians in order to resolve errors.

The data manager will also perform analyses that highlight relationships or be able to interpret such analysis to investigators, attend and participate in regularly scheduled management meetings/discussions and implement actions points as necessary and relevant to the management of data.

The DM will be required to have the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation. Most importantly, the DM, will work closely with Study PIs.

Responsibilities
 
  • Primary responsibility will be the data management for studies
  • Develop and Maintain overall database system both central and site
  • Set up site databases and supervise site data entry clerks
  • Conduct predetermined weekly data quality checks and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Advise the administration on policy issues that affect data management. This includes a review of the performance existing computer systems and assessment of the need for amendments
  • Assist in the design and implementation of encounter forms and databases.
  • Keep data log book of data entry queries and inconsistencies
  • Coordinate the data-checking process and produce a report on the data quality
  • Present weekly and monthly reports of data analysis
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of data personnel and play an active role in the training and development of data staff.
  • Analyze/summarize and interpret data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Participate in the development of data analysis plan.
  • Prepare monthly summary tables of numbers of patients screened, number who returned to clinic, number referred, and number enrolled.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to specific research and analysis activities.
  • Back-up all central data weekly (Friday) and ensure the same is done at sites
  • Coordinate the movement of data sheets and data files between the clinic and the office
  • If problem arise, work with the Study Coordinator to develop a solution.
Qualification:
  • A Master’s degree in statistics/Biostatistics, epidemiology, Computer Science
Experience:
  • Experience in database design and implementation, data collection and collation, archiving, analysis and reporting.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Strong leadership and managerial, and supervision skills
  • Extensive data management and analytical experience
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials
  • Ability to work under varying levels of pressure
  • Proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, R,
  • Experience in research will be an added advantage.
2. Assistant Data Manager (ADM)

Reporting to the Data manger, the ADM will be responsible for the implementation of all the data management procedures.

Assisting the DM, the position holder will provide feed back to the data manager regarding the quality assurance of data, detected deficiencies and inconsistencies and corrective action needed in the databases.

The ADM will assist in the supervising the work of data entry staff including dealing with routine problems arising in the course of data handling and processing.

He/she will be expected to work on various data bases/studies and therefore should be able to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines. Under the direction of the ADM, s/he will help in developing standard operating procedures for all data management related procedures

Key Requirements

Education:
  • Minimum of Diploma in Computer Science from a recognized Institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Statistics desired.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 year’s relevant work experience for Diploma Holders and 1yr for the degree holders, preferably in a clinical research setup
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably STATA, SPSS, SAS, Epi info or related software.
  • Experience in cleaning data and performing quality assurance procedures
Desired skills
  • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation;
  • Ability to supervise and work as a team, with good interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, SPSS) and experience in handling relational databases;
  • Experience in managing/ensuring data quality
  • Field experience with data collection highly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to learn additional skills on the job
  • High qualities of public relation and able to work with little or no supervision
  • Experienced in designing and managing databases and data entry procedures
  • Provide timely reports and feedback to the study investigators regarding the status of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action needed in data bases
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Data Manager (DM)
3. Study Nurse

The Nurse shall be reporting to the Site Coordinator or Study Coordinator.

H/she shall be expected to work under minimum supervision and provide guidance to other study staff under him/her.

Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Certificate in Counseling
  • Medical research experience
  • Computer Literate with data entry experience
  • Three years experience working in a busy clinic set up
  • Good communication skills
  • Ready to work under pressure
  • Be a team player
  • IMCI training will be an added advantage
  • Pediatric phlebotomy experience with blood culture draw highly desired
Responsibilities
  • Ensure study site operation running efficiently
  • Receive referrals from the Clinical Officers and Nurses at the hospital
  • Ensure screening and appointment logbooks are maintained in safe and confidential location at the site
  • Point person for any site related issues.
  • Liaise with Study/Assistant Coordinator to address site related issues that with uncertain solutions
  • Explain purpose, goals and procedures of study to potential clients
  • Ensure participants charts and specimen are conveyed daily between clinic and office
  • Maintain proper communication between clinic and Study Coordinators Office
  • Maintain adequate supplies at the sites for example study forms
  • Maintain inventory of supplies with the assistant of Study Assistant
  • Assist Study Investigators in running errands for routine activities
  • Give continued counseling and psychological support to study participants
  • Assist with translation as needed by study personnel
  • Work in clinic as needed to collect specimens and ensure their delivery
  • Oversee the purchase of equipment and supplies needed for the study
  • Assist in the supervision of clinical and research activities in the clinic
  • Double check ALL forms and samples to ensure they are properly completed AND labeled
  • Submit weekly summary of study progress and areas needing attention
  • Conduct weekly inventory of medical supplies to ensure that they are organized and quantities sufficient for the study site
  • Perform other duties that may be given by the Study/Site Coordinator
Terms of Employment:

One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration:

Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.

If you meet the above requirements, please fill one of the following forms depending on the position applied

1. Data Manager:

CLICK HERE

2. Assistant Data Manager:

CLICK HERE

3. Study Nurse:

CLICK HERE  

and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by 8th July, 2011 at 5.00 p.m.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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A World of Career Excellence

A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you

Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in this very exciting industry, we would be delighted to welcome you to our family.

At Hilton Nairobi, we provide opportunities beyond your imagination. Our international presence, strong growth plans and personal development will help you achieve your career goals and more.

You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for a truly outstanding individual with boundless energy and enthusiasm for Food and Beverage Operations to fill the position of:

Restaurants Manager
Job Ref No. 16/2011

Principle Responsibility & Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, the holder of this position will be responsible for managing, directing and organizing restaurant operations to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service and marketing to maximize profits through outstanding customer service.

Essential Functions:
 
  • Maximizes restaurants’ profitability; implements effective controls of food, beverage, and labour costs and monitors the restaurant’s budget to ensure efficient operations, including achieving budgeted revenue and labour expenses.
  • Develops and implements cost saving and profit enhancement measures for the restaurants.
  • Regularly reviews and evaluates the degree of customer satisfaction of the restaurant; recommends and implements new marketing and/or operational policies and procedures when necessary to keep up with demand and market changes; investigates and resolves food quality and service complaints. Interacts positively with customers.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures that relate to the restaurant as well as all laws and regulations; responsible for ensuring cleanliness and proper sanitation of all work and service areas.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and marketing of new and creative menus to attract a pre-determined customer market; promotes the cross-selling of other hotel outlets and the company.
  • Conduct all administration work including but not limited to attendance records, duty roasters, guests history records and log books.
Qualification Standards:
  • University degree in Hotel Management or equivalent.
  • At least five years experience in related field preferred. Hotel restaurant management experience preferred.
  • Experience with supervision of employees required.
  • Must be conversant with Micros POS.
  • Knowledge about the facilities of the Hilton Hotels worldwide and Hilton Nairobi in particular will be an added advantage.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Outgoing, punctual, people oriented, excellent communication skills, customer focused, excellent administration skills.
  • Knowledge of restaurant operations including foods, beverages, supervisory aspects, service techniques and guest interaction.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and employees, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and to collect accurate information and to resolve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide overall guest satisfaction.
Application Process:

Excellent future career opportunities are available within the organization.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with background and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration to Nairobi_Recruitment@hilton.com before end of day 8th July 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hilton Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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Job Title: IT Assistant

Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: IT Manager

Location: Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary

Our client is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with their customers and suppliers, they provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products to people in more than 170 countries around the world.

The On Site Services Analyst is responsible for handling the day-to-day ticket flow within the service and for handling routine tasks on the site

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Ticket / Incident Handling (70%)
  2. Order Handling (10%)
  3. Installation Handling (10%)
  4. Local Projects & Activities (10%)
Required Working Relationship

Internal:
  • First Line Hardware & Software Support to end users
  • Ticket Resolution through CIC.
  • Deployment of PCs and associated peripherals including new installations and the redeployment of existing equipment.
  • Assist in the compilation and maintenance of hardware and software inventory
  • Supplier Management – Purchase Requisitioner for IT
  • Undertake such other work as may be assigned which is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
External:
  • Onsite Support Services – SSA Cluster
  • Escalation of Tickets / Incidents to Global IM
  • Documentation of Ticket Resolution
  • Undertake such projects in line with the responsibility of the job, as outlined by Global IM.
Skills and Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science / Technology
  • At least one year practical experience in a similar position
Core Competencies:
  • Self starter, drive, good sense of initiative
  • Results oriented
  • Team player
  • Analytical with strong problem solving skills
  • Technical skills
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Proficiency in Computer Hardware
  • Proficiency in Computer Networking
  • Proficiency in Various Computer Applications
  • Know-how of ERPs e.g. SAP
  • Server administration and maintenance
Behavior & Attitude:
  • Accountability
  • Versatile
  • Ability to work under Pressure
  • Proactive
  • Adaptability
How to Apply

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by:

Sending CV to recruiter@personnelresource.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

“Personnel Resource is an equal opportunity employer”

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